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Recall: Child Seats / Carseats by GRACO CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS

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On 2003-03-12, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a recall regarding Child Seats / Carseats by GRACO CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS due to a potential injury or death hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2002.

About 700,000 units are involved in this Graco car seat recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 3rd recall of products in the Carseats / Child Seats category in 2003. Since 2005, there have been approximately 60 similar recalls, involving about 14 million product units.

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Child Seats / Carseats by GRACO CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS
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What is the problem?

IN THE EVENT OF A SUDDEN STOP OR VEHICLE CRASH, THE CARRIER MAY DETACH FROM THE BASE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

How can I tell if I own this product?

GRACO IS RECALLING THE SNUGRIDE INFANT CAR SEATS. MODELS THAT HAVE THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS WITHIN THE MODEL NUMBER: 8402, 8412, 8442, 8442L, 8443, 8443L, 8444, 8444L, 8446, 8446L, 8447, 8447L, 8448, 8448L, 8457, 8458, 8459, 8601, 8463, 8464, 8470, 8471, 8478 AND C844342, AND WERE MANUFACTURED BETWEEN MARCH 1, 2002, AND MARCH 6, 2003, ARE INCLUDED. SOME OF THE SEATSMAY HAVE MISSING HARDWARE THAT IS TO ATTACH THE CARRIER TO THE BASE. IF THE HARDWARE IS MISSING, THE CARRIER MAY NOT BE SECURELY ATTACHED TO THE BASE. GRACO HAS DECIDED TO EXPAND THIS RECALL TO INCLUDE ADDITIONAL SNUGRIDE INFANT CHILD RESTRAINTS WHICH HAVE A MANUFACTURE DATE OF MARCH 7 OR 8, 2003. THE MODEL NUMBERS FOR THE ADDITIONAL SEATS ARE 8402L03, 840301, 840302, 840303, 8442GMP, 8442LBLW, 8442LCYP, 8442LMAD, 8444LHAB, 8444LHIG, 8446LFKB, 8446LVIN, 8447LHAV, 8448LSAR, 8463AMB, 8463GMP, 8463JUN, 8463YL, 8464MAC, 8464MEL, 8602AMB, 8602JUN, 8602MAN, 8603MIC, 8603MLL, 8605HIG, 8605KER, 8605PLT, 8607LAG, 8607NGS, 8608DIA, AND 8609FOF. NOTIFICATION TO REGISTERED OWNERS OF THE ADDITIONAL INFANT CHILD RESTRAINTS IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN AUGUST 1, 2003.

Products with the following models/years are involved in this recall:

Model Name
SNUGRIDE

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the NHTSA and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The NHTSA provides the following remedy information:

GRACO WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS, PROVIDE INSPECTION INSTRUCTIONS, AND INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO RETURN YOUR CAR SEAT TO GRACO IF THE BASE IS MISSING THE HOOKS OR PINS. GRACO WILL REPLACE THE BASE FREE OF CHARGE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 12, 2003. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT GRACO AT 866-473-0163.

ALSO, CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the NHTSA recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at NHTSA.gov.

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Sources may include: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.